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Acer palmatum 'Emperor 1' Japanese Maple Tree

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Original price $40.00
Original price $40.00 - Original price $75.00
Original price $40.00
Current price $35.00
$35.00 - $70.00
Current price $35.00
Selected Size: 1 gallon

Acer palmatum 'Emperor 1'
Red Emperor Japanese Maple

Zones 5-9

‘Emperor 1’ is one of our favorite red upright Japanese maples. Also known as 'Red Emperor', the early spring color of this Japanese maple comes out as an extremely deep maroon with a brilliant translucent sheen that gives the leaves a nice shiny look as the sunlight hits them. This 'Emperor 1' Japanese maple holds its rich, dark red foliage well throughout the summer months, and has a brilliant scarlet fall display. The underside of the leaf is a rich olive green. 

The 'Emperor 1' Japanese maple makes a beautiful dynamic to the shiny red tops as the leaves turn blowing in a light summer breeze. ‘Emperor 1’ is a vigorous growing red Japanese maple though it stays midsized overall at around 15 feet in height. Hardiness is another great quality of ‘Emperor 1’. This Red Emperor Japanese maple tree handles cold conditions extremely well and is also very heat tolerant in the late summer. With all of its wonderful attributes ‘Emperor 1’ makes a perfect choice for a mid-sized upright red Japanese maple.

Limited Quantities Available !! As we have over a thousand cultivars of Japanese maples, we often do not have many of each cultivar. We recommend that you buy the Japanese maples you want immediately as we often sell out of certain selections.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
fengfeng kao
Emporium 1

Emperor one come with leaves like uploaded pic. Don’t know why? Wonder it is gonna back to normal like the websit shown?
Package arrived perfectly.

Jan Abney
The prettiest tree

My sweet tree came packed so well. It's now planted safely in its pot protected from the hot sun of Florida. Can't wait to see it grow and bring color and beauty to my home.

Brett Z
Excellent Tree

Tree can quickly and securely. It’s in great shape and already doing well. I will definitely buy from Mr Maple again.

Julio Gaspar
Love this little guy

First time buying plants/trees. I was expecting a twig with one or two leaves and I probably would have been happy with that. I ended up with a little tree! At first I was worried as some of the leaves had tried up and some branches were bent to fit in the box but after a few days in straightened out. Love it! Cant wait till fall time to witness the color change.

Philip Elo
Maple Gardens

I am expanding my maple gardens and these are a great addition.